Located in the Northern Cape Province near Kimberley, Matla A Bokone Solar generates approximately 75MW of clean renewable energy every year.
The solar project achieved commercial operation in March 2020, less than 2 years after construction commenced in October 2018.
Part of Round 4 of the South African Government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), Matla A Bokone Solar connects to Eskom’s Warthog switching station.
Situated 19km N NW of Kimberley, in the Northern Cape Province, the solar field is situated on the remainder of Portion 1 of the farm Droogfontein No.62 within the Sol Plaatje Local Municipality.
Matla A Bokone Solar comprises 261 360 solar modules on 278 hectares of agricultural land.
Matla A Bokone Solar’s shareholders include IDEAS Fund managed by Old Mutual (SA) Ltd, Reatile Solar Power, Phakwe Solar, Business Venture Investments 1984, and the Cicada Community Trust.
Clean, renewable, pollution-free electrical energy generated per year
Across 278 hectares
23 000 medium-sized South African homes
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